Welcome To My Blog

Thanks for checking the blog out... Hope it offers something a bit different every now & again. Though I come from a pseudo - Mod background (Soul & Ska in particular), I have a diverse taste in music & hope my varied posts will reflect this.

Cheers Skamanc .... I'm not after your undying gratitude, but please leave your thoughts, comments & opinions on the posts & content. I regularly up- & download material, plus buy and trade items. As such, if I have inadvertently "trodden on anyone's toes" in posting anything then please let me know & accept my apologies. Also please support the artists involved & remember that the blog is merely a pointer toward these various downloads, which are stored elsewhere. Legally, any downloads should not be retained for more than a week. So now I've told you the legal bit !

Feel free to give me a shout : waltjabsco@hotmail.com

Manchester M22, September 2016

For my kids, Dylan & Tommy. Bollocks to the ex Mrs!

Special thanks to Steve White (software), Gordon Waring (music), Shaun Robinson (artwork), Paul Buddery (DVD's / software) & Sonchey Barrett (essential technical advice!).

"Thank you" also to regular contributors Herr Pauli (Malente, Germany), Phil (Shetland), Deco Mc Dermott & Mark Pengelly of Dublin, Martin Smith (Barnet), Paul Baily (London) and Rodd (Australia).

Thursday, 1 July 2010

SPENCER DAVIS GROUP : Their First LP (1965)

Welcome to July - thankfully another month closer to Winter, as the heat & pollen is doing me in !! Last night I finally got round to watching a music doc that I sky plussed last week - "Steve Winwood - English Soul". Excellent career biopic with some excellent archive clips going back to the start of Winwood's career as a teenage prodigy with the Spencer Davis Group. Here then is their debut album - what an imaginative title !!

I actually got into Traffic first, though was lucky enough to pick up a mint vinyl copy of the "Autumn '66" album (post to follow) for 50p at a Car Boot Sale on holiday in 1986.

Over the next few days I plan to post the rest of Winwood's output with the Davis group as well as some Traffic material to follow.


  1. I used to have this way back when. I still have my moments when I prefer this version of Every little bit hurts over Brenda Holloways. Thank you!

  2. It's a great version isn't it ? I rate Winwood's voice up there with Steve Marriott & Paul Rodgers.